Updated 4:19 p.m.
GREENSBORO — Police have identified the body found Monday night near Union Cemetery as that of 68-year-old Thomas Edward Cole.
Police were able to identify him by his fingerprints, according to a news release.
The preliminary examination by a medical examiner indicates that Cole died of natural causes, police said.
Posted 9:50 a.m. Tuesday
GREENSBORO — Police said the body found in a wooded area off the 900 block of South Elm St. Monday evening is a man.
They hope to have autopsy results back this afternoon, said Susan Danielsen, spokeswoman for the Greensboro Police Department.
Police were called to the area near a cemetery after someone reported a bad smell about 6:10 p.m. on Monday. The area is near a homeless camp, Danielsen said.
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She said the body had been "in the elements" for a while, making it more difficult to determine the approximate age of the person.
Posted 10:05 p.m. Monday
GREENSBORO — Police responding to a report of a bad smell found a body in a wooded area off South Elm Street early this evening, investigators said.
Police were called to the 900 block of South Elm Street at 6:10 p.m. An officer who responded found the body near Union Cemetery, investigators said.
Police said the body was found near a homeless camp.
Police did not release whether the body was a male or female. Investigators said the body would be sent to the N.C. Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.